I believe that a strong United States military is essential to global stability. Nature abhors a vacuum and if the United States abdicates standing for Liberty, then there will be a power that stands against it. This does not mean that I think we should enter lightly into conflict. As a veteran, I chose to serve, but I do not want to send our troops into harm’s way unnecessarily. When we do engage in conflicts, our goals should be clear and our actions decisive. I also believe that there are ways to reduce the bloat of military budgets without adversely affecting the troops.